Anglican Devotional 17 March 2024 – Governor For All Nations: Hope For The Afflicted

The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 17 March 2024 – Governor For All Nations: Hope For The Afflicted

TOPIC: Governor For All Nations: Hope For The Afflicted

READ: Psalm 22: 23-29 (NKJV)

  1. You who fear the LORD, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel!
  2. For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from Him; But when He cried to Him, He heard.
  3. My praise [shall be] of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him.
  4. The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Let your heart live forever!
  5. All the ends of the world Shall remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations Shall worship before You.
  6. For the kingdom [is] the LORD’s, And He rules over the nations.
  7. All the prosperous of the earth Shall eat and worship; All those who go down to the dust Shall bow before Him, Even he who cannot keep himself alive.


Our text reveals the hope for the afflicted by stating that God does not despise their affliction neither does He hide His face from them, but His ear is attentive whenever they cried unto Him for help. For this reason, the Psalmist declared that his praise shall be of the LORD who alone can listen to the afflicted and also deliver him from all his afflictions. In order to solidify the hope of the afflicted in God, he also stated that the kingdom of the earth belongs to God, and He is the Governor of the nation and as a result of this, God can deliver all the afflicted.

Whatever affliction you may be going through now, there is hope for you. If only you will cry unto God, the LORD will deliver you from all your afflictions. That God is the ‘Governor among the nations’ tells of His sufficient power to deliver those who will diligently take time to call unto Him for help. As ‘Governor’, God has everything under His control; principalities and powers are subject unto Him, and once He arises to save, no power can stop or hinder Him.

PRAYER: Dear LORD, I acknowledge You as the Governor among the nations. Please intervene in my afflictions, Amen.

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